The Alamedan: America's Cup team gets okay for additions to Alameda Point home, June, 26, 2012


America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing got the Planning Board’s okay Monday night to build floating docks in Seaplane Lagoon and to plant a crane capable of reaching 160 feet on an adjacent taxiway.

The team is slated to call Alameda Point’s Hangar 12 home through March 31, 2013 – longer if America’s Cup organizers don’t require them to move to San Francisco in advance of the summer 2013 Cup races – and will need to make the changes before moving in.

The docks will sit astride 45-foot and 72-foot catamarans that will split their time between the water and Hangar 12, with the crane on hand to lift the vessels out of the water to be rolled back into the hangar when they’re not in use. The hangar sits near the Bladium sports club.


Also on Monday night, a team of students from the University at California, Berkeley’s landscape design studio offered their vision for future development at Alameda Point in the face of predicted sea level rise.